Ilanz−Vrin−Puzzatsch route

Experience the diverse Val Lumnezia, the unique mountain village of Vrin and the picturesque Greina plateau. In the summer, Bus alpin transports you from Vrin to Puzzatsch.

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Mountain bikers ride on a gravel path above the idyllic village of Vrin with its village church.
Vrin with Nossadunna e Sogn Gion Battesta church

The Ilanz–Vrin–Puzzatsch route transports you from Ilanz through the idyllic Val Lumnezia, with its many small villages and chapels, to Vrin, which is the starting point for the Greina plateau. An unspoilt natural landscape awaits you.

The sunny Val Lumnezia, also known as the “Valley of Light”, enjoys a mild climate. The journey by PostBus starts in Ilanz (stop: Ilanz, Bahnhof) and continues via Vella to Vrin. From Vella, the main town in the valley, you can reach the diverse winter sports area of Obersaxen Mundaun (PostBus stop: Vella, Sumsiaras; change at: cable car). In summer, the natural lake of Davos Munts in Vattiz (PostBus stop: Vattiz, Surval) is the perfect spot for a refreshing swim.

The journey continues to Vrin. The last village in the valley, Vrin is graced by several attractive buildings designed by local architect Gion A. Caminada. In 1998, the mountain village was awarded the Wakker Prize. Continuing from this idyllic village, you reach the enchanting Greina plateau via the Diesrut Pass (PostBus stop: Vrin, Posta). In summer, the plateau is easily accessible by Bus alpin from the Vrin, Posta stop.

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Greina plateau

In the summer, the plateau is easily accessible by Bus alpin from the Vrin, Posta stop. But it is also worth exploring the fascinating landscape on foot. The treeless area is one of the few unspoilt natural areas in Switzerland. The plateau connects three valleys – Val Lumnezia, Val Sumvitg and Valle di Blenio. The Greina plain is also described as a “geological museum”, and a visit will certainly not disappoint.

Hiking from Vrin to Uors via the Val da Silgin suspension bridge

From Vrin, you descend into the valley to the bridge over the Glenner. On the right side of the valley is the village of Surin. Northwest of the small village rises Crestaulta hill, site of an Early Bronze Age settlement. Continue down the valley to the new suspension bridge that connects the villages of Pruastg and Silgin. After a slight ascent, you will reach Surcasti. Below the village, on a rock at the confluence of the Glenner and Valserrhein rivers, you will see the church of St Laurentius with its bell tower, which served as a defence tower in the 13th century. At the end of the hike, the path leads you to Uors, over a bridge that was constructed in 1962.

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3 hrs 30 mins

Level of difficulty



12.3 km

Altitude difference

+ 285 m / – 803 m

Starting point

PostBus stop: Vrin, Vitg


PostBus stop: Uors, Vitg

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